Free plans to build a DIY Kitchen Herb Garden Planter from a cedar fence picket! Plans from ana-white.com
1 cedar fence picket
1 1/4" exterior galvanized finish nails (you could use exterior screws too)
Wood glue suitable for exterior applications and oily wood
2 - 5 1/2" wide by 1/2" thick cedar fence pickets @ 5 1/2" long
2 - 5 1/2" wide by 1/2" thick cedar fence pickets @ 20 " long
1 - 5 1/2" wide by 1/2" thick cedar fence pickets @ 19" long
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Nail the two ends to the bottom
Then nail the two sides to the bottom and ends. Easy peasy!
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.